Silvermine Lake to Black Mountain Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews
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Silvermine Lake to Black Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Highland Falls, New York and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

hiking
5 minutes ago

Beautiful this time of year. We were there on a weekend morning and traffic was light. My almost 5 year old found the initial part a bit challenging, but once we started descending on the AT he did great. You don't get to see much view between the trees unless you break a bit into the small lake, but this time of year the trees are so pretty you really don't need anything else.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
5 days ago

Nice hike... added the extra two miles for epic views from black mountain... totally worth it... bushwhacked a bit at the end to avoid the road... again worth the prickers for the peaceful walk around the lake... you will work for those views :)

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12 days ago

I would rate this hike at a 6. Steep at certain points. To get the view of the lake from the top you need to follow the white trail after you go over the road looking path. Start out Following the yellow trail near the lake and than you have to pick up the white trail by Lean to shelter. You follow the white trail for about a mile than you must turn on what looks like a road which is actually silver Mine rd. There are no more trail markers at this point you just follow that road looking path. This hike is definitely NOT 3.8 miles it’s 4.9 miles. They need to mark this trail better!!! when you get to the intersection of silver Mine road and white trail take left onto to the path that looks like a road!! Stay alert or you’ll be hiking over 7 miles.

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1 month ago

Great trail. Pass a lean-to across the way and remember to bear left up the scramble. It does end up on the road, but it's only for a short walk back to the car.

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